A cold January 9 got a whole lot warmer at Funk ‘N Waffles downtown Syracuse location. Syracuse based Vaporeyes opened things up nicely before Albany-area based Formula 5 took the stage around 11pm. Right from their first song “Coming Home,” I was impressed, these guys show a musical maturity past their years while still maintaining a presence of fun onstage. They combine elements of jazz, electro, funk, and a little reggae to their jam formula. A very sold rhythm section coupled with blistering guitars and creative keys make Formula 5 worth venturing out in any weather.